Cameras first rolled on Warner Bros.’ still-untitled Man Of Steel sequel featuring Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman way back in October. Earlier this month, director Zack Snyder said in an interview that shooting on the film would begin in earnest “in a month or so.” But yesterday we got word from Jeremy Irons (who’s playing Batman’s butler Alfred) that the film’s screenplay, written by Snyder, David S. Goyer, and Argo’s Chris Terrio, isn’t complete, even with some footage already shot and principal photography supposedly coming in a few short weeks. Irons’ quote:
“The script isn’t entirely finished. So it will be as much a surprise to me as it is to you.”
That’s fine. It’s not like the screenplay is important or anything. As long as Ben Affleck’s cool new Batsuit is ready, I’m sure the rest will work itself out. Worse comes to worse they just improvise the entire thing; the world’s first mumblecore superhero movie. Two hours and ten minutes of Superman and Wonder Woman hanging out in the Batcave, kvetching about their past relationships and lack of job prospects. Then at the end Superman destroys a bunch of buildings and inadvertently kills thousands of innocent civilians. That’s what the kids want these days! Gritty but relatable heroes!
Batman Vs. Superman Vs. Wonder Woman Vs. Lex Luthor Vs. Simon From Die Hard With A Vengeance isn’t scheduled to open for more than two years, so they’ve still got time to fine-tune the script. But the clock is already ticking; the longer they wait, the tougher and more chaotic that shoot is going to be. Hopefully they put together a finished screenplay (and an official title) before things really get underway.